Arts and Humanities Colloquium Series

Sep
25
When: Friday, Sep 25, 2020, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Attendance: Online/Virtual
Location: Online/Virtual

Add to CalendarArts and Humanities Colloquium Series09/25/2020 10:00 AM09/25/2020 11:30 AMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverPlease join us online via Zoom for our first Arts and Humanities Colloquium series of the 2020-21 season on Friday, September 25, at 10 a.m. 'Making Kin with Plants: The Picture Books of Elsa Beskow' Terri Doughty, English Humans still see plants as lower life forms, yet we could not live without plants. Fostering more respectful relations between humans and plants requires a cognitive shift in humans to reject species hierarchies and recognize that plants and humans are interconnected in webs of kinship. Swedish artist Elsa Beskow facilitates this shift, blurring the plant/human boundary, representing plants living intelligently within complex communities, and modeling human children interacting in non-exploitative ways with plants. For 2020-21 the VIU Arts and Humanities Colloquium Series will be streamed online via Zoom. A limited number of tickets to attend the presentations in person may be available on a first-come, first-served basis. To attend these presentations, either in person or via Zoom, please email Cathryn.Spence@viu.ca by noon on the Wednesday before the presentation. For more information regarding the Arts and Humanities Colloquium Series, please visit https://ah.viu.ca/colloquium-series \n\nhttps://ah.viu.ca/colloquium-series\nVirtual \n\nhttps://events.viu.ca/arts-and-humanities-colloquium-serieshttps://ah.viu.ca/colloquium-seriesfalseaYqCFcQpUzxLBYhTummH26494

Please join us online via Zoom for our first Arts and Humanities Colloquium series of the 2020-21 season on Friday, September 25, at 10 a.m.

'Making Kin with Plants: The Picture Books of Elsa Beskow'
Terri Doughty, English

Humans still see plants as lower life forms, yet we could not live without plants. Fostering more respectful relations between humans and plants requires a cognitive shift in humans to reject species hierarchies and recognize that plants and humans are interconnected in webs of kinship. Swedish artist Elsa Beskow facilitates this shift, blurring the plant/human boundary, representing plants living intelligently within complex communities, and modeling human children interacting in non-exploitative ways with plants.

For 2020-21 the VIU Arts and Humanities Colloquium Series will be streamed online via Zoom. A limited number of tickets to attend the presentations in person may be available on a first-come, first-served basis. To attend these presentations, either in person or via Zoom, please email Cathryn.Spence@viu.ca by noon on the Wednesday before the presentation.

For more information regarding the Arts and Humanities Colloquium Series, please visit https://ah.viu.ca/colloquium-series